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    Default intersecting components

    ok - thoroughly enjoying 9.5!! and my first indexer project is a nice challenge. need help with intersecting components - where the spiral begins and ends. i used a profile to make that entire piece then added the spiral in the center. my thought is that there should be 5 profiles - the two ends, the two doughnuts (if you will) and a center pole on which i put the spirals. appreciate your thoughts and suggestions
    Don

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    For my first indexer project, I made a cylinder...
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    Actually my first were rolling pins, made from solid surface. But those were manual cuts, this will be the first using Aspire

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    I suggest experimenting on 4x4's from your local big box store. Great material for playing with an indexer.
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    Got one from hd - it is the next step after some final tweaking - the 4x4 was your idea and a good one. Later today or tomorrow we shall see just what happens.

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    Just an up date - ran out of time to do a test run - needs to wait until i get back from trip - but i solved the problem of how to intersect components - no pictures now, but making progress learning aspire 3d and indexer software - btw training videos suppied by Vectric are exellent and very helpful

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